Uncertain destiny for millions post NRC in Assam: Amnesty International expresses deep concern
Human rights body Amnesty International expressed deep concern on Saturday after the final list of the National Register of Citizens was published in Assam on Saturday. It said the destiny of over 19 lakh people is uncertain after the publication of the final list.…
“Amnesty International India expresses its deep concerns about the functioning of the 100 and more Foreigners Tribunals, which will decide whether those excluded from the NRC list are Indian citizens or not. Amnesty International India strongly urges the Assam Government to ensure that the Foreigners Tribunals function with utmost transparency and are in line with the fair trial standards guaranteed under national and international law,” the human rights body said.
Aakar Patel, Head of Amnesty India said, “The Foreigners Tribunals, which will decide the Indian citizenship of millions of people, are quasi-judicial bodies where persons claimed to be foreigners have the responsibility to prove that they are Indian citizens. Several reports have demonstrated how the proceedings before Foreigners Tribunals are arbitrary, while their orders are biased and discriminatory.”…
- Assam NRC: What next for 1.9 million ‘stateless’ Indians? (Aug 31, 2019, BBC)
- The fate of those excluded from NRC will haunt India: Senior advocate Sanjay Hegde (Aug 30, 2019, The Caravan)
- Assam NRC final list: Hindu, Muslim organisations raise credibility concerns, ethnic groups keep distance (Aug 31, 2019, First Post)
- UN refugee chief urges India to ensure no one left stateless (Sep 1, 2019, Indian Express)